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WSACS - the Abdominal Compartment Society | 2015 WCACS - Ghent

  • IAH and ACS consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines


    The 2013 updated IAH and ACS consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines from the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.

    The WSACS is proud to announce that the updated Definitions and Clinical practice guidelines have been published in Intensive Care Medicine, the journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The WSACS congratulates all WSACS members involved with a special thanks to Dr. Andrew Kirkpatrick, without whose leadership this would not have been accomplished.

    These new consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines replace the 2006 and 2007 publications.

    Download your copy here

  • Membership benefits


    • Full access to World Congress video and slide presentations
    • Discounts on World Congress registration fees
    • Discounts on WSACS publications including Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
    • Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG) membership and support for research proposals and funding
    • Late-breaking IAH/ACS news

    Membership dues are 50 euros per year.

    Become a WSACS member!

#IAHACS

Austin Deja

💠 #IAHACS is the same entity. 🔱 The challenge is to identify the changes that take place with every mm Hg. 💠

by Austin Deja

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WSACS - the Abdominal Compartment Society

Welcome to the WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society.

Times are changing and so is our society! As the incidence of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome is dropping, and the challenges in these patients are changing, the Executive Committee decided to update the name of the “World Society of the Abdominal Compartment  Syndrome” to “WSACS – the Abdominal Compartment Society”. Expanding the focus of the Society to the different challenges in critically ill patients with abdominal catastrophes will allow us to continue our mission in the next decade and improve outcome in these patients.

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National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) publishes guidance document for open abdomen management

The UK NICE institute has updated its guidance document regarding open abdomen management.

Remarkably, the document discusses open abdominal wounds but fails to mention ‘abdominal compartment syndrome’ but only conditions often associated with it such as damage control surgery and abdominal sepsis. According to the document, several options to manage the open abdomen are available and negative pressure wound therapy is considered safe.

http://www.nice.org.uk/IPG467

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Membership benefits

Full access to World Congress video and slide presentations

  • Discounts on World Congress registration fees
  • Discounts on WSACS publications including Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
  • Clinical Trials Working Group (CTWG) membership and support for research proposals and funding
  • Late-breaking IAH/ACS news

Membership dues are 50 euros per year. Subscribe for a 2-year Membership and receive a discount.

Become a member!

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Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

Despite increasing interest in intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) as causes of significant morbidity and mortality among the critically ill, unanswered questions cloud the understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions:

  • Are IAH and ACS synonymous?
  • What are the ideal methods of measuring and lowering intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)?
  • When should we think of IAH?
  • Can IAH be prevented?
  • What level of IAP requires abdominal decompression?

WSACS Members receive 20% discount. The price will be updated if you login.

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What is the WSACS?

The World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (WSACS) was founded in 2004 by a group of international physicians and surgeons who recognized the need for a cohesive approach to promoting research, fostering education, and improving the survival of patients with intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and/or abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). While it remains a fledging society, the WSACS has arguably accomplished a great deal in its first three years including the development of evidence-based medicine consensus definitions and recommendations statements, publication of the first textbook on ACS as well as a monograph of cutting-edge research findings, and development of a worldwide network of clinicians and research scientists.

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WSACS booth at ISICEM2014 - we look back at an exciting week in Brussels

WSACS co-hosted a booth last week at the largest critical care meeting in the world. The 34th ISICEM attracted more than 6000 participants from around the world and many of them stopped by at the booth to pickup the guidelines flyer or just a chocolate :).
Dr Matos Alfredo from Panama registered for 2-year WSACS membership and won the iPad mini. Congratulations!

Picture: Dr. Matos Alfredo receives the iPad mini from Dr. Manu Malbrain, WSACS treasurer.

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IAH and ACS consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines

The 2013 updated IAH and ACS consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines from the World Society of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.

The WSACS is proud to announce that the updated Definitions and Clinical practice guidelines have been published in Intensive Care Medicine, the journal of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. The WSACS congratulates all WSACS members involved with a special thanks to Dr. Andrew Kirkpatrick, without whose leadership this would not have been accomplished.

These new consensus definitions and clinical practice guidelines replace the 2006 and 2007 publications.

Download your copy here

#WSACS

Sbait

Dr Jan de Weale, presidente da WSACS, no curso pré-congresso internacional sobre Sindrome do Compartimento Abdominal: http://t.co/3xpuStPQuM

by Sbait

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